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Doctor insights on: Anxiety Induced By Levothyroxine

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Can levothyroxine cause anxiety?

Can levothyroxine cause anxiety?

Possibly: Levothyroxine can possibly cause anxiety if it is taken for the wrong reason or if the dose is too high. See your doctor and get your labwork checked on a regular basis to make sure your dose is correct. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I'm on levothyroxine 25 mcg i was on 50 but my blood pressure goes up and down is it medicated related? Or my anxiety? Today is 126/93 pulse 79

I'm on levothyroxine 25 mcg i was on 50 but my blood pressure goes up and down is it medicated related? Or my anxiety? Today is 126/93 pulse 79

Probably not: Any time you feel you may be having side effects you need to see your doctor. 25 mcg of levothyroxine is a very low dose and should not effect bp. Your doctor is probably monitoring the dose by checking your TSH level. Also be aware that some thyroid tests are reported as high when they are not really if you are taking estrogen or bcp. At 22 diastolic of 93 is high and needs evaluaion. ...Read more

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My pcp gave me levothyroxine 50mg. he felt my neck. i didn't have any energy felt cold anxiety and felt weak all time. will this med help with that. ?

My pcp gave me levothyroxine 50mg. he felt my neck. i didn't have any energy felt cold anxiety and felt weak all time. will this med help with that. ?

Levothyroxine: Levothyroxine is prescribed for hypothyroidism which is an underactive thyroid. Many of the symptoms you described fit this diagnosis. It is likely that you will see improvement; please be sure to notify your prescribing provider of any changes or complications. Be Well. ...Read more

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I've been on 75mcg of levothyroxine 6 days total now. I'm having heart fluttering and anxiety. Can i stop taking until my doc is back from vacation?

I've been on 75mcg of levothyroxine 6 days total now. I'm having heart fluttering and anxiety. Can i stop taking until my doc is back from vacation?

Yes!: If you've never been on thyroid replacement before, it's entirely possible that starting on that dose could cause palpitations in susceptible people. In such cases, it's recommended that you start at 25, then 50, then 75 with at least 1-2 weeks between dose changes. I'd stop for now and talk further with your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been prescribed levothyroxine. But it gives me bad anxiety, panic attacks, palpitations. Could my heart be bad? What can I do about anxiety?

I've been prescribed levothyroxine. But it gives me bad anxiety, panic attacks, palpitations. Could my heart be bad? What can I do about anxiety?

Have thyroid retest: Your thyroid should be retested in case the dose is too high. Your heart is likely fine, but talk to your doctor about your concerns. There are different forms of thyroid as well. Your dr should know how to treat anxiety. See a psychologist for therapy and a psychiatrist if your own doctor prefers to refer you for medication. Get good sleep, exercise reasonably, keep a healthy diet and consider yoga, meditation, and or acupuncture as alternatives. ...Read more

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Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Is 20mg prozac (fluoxetine) safe during pregnancy? Not pregnant yet, but maybe in the future. ITP, hypothyroidism, anxiety. On 50mcg levothyroxine and 20mg prozac (fluoxetine)

Category C: Risk can't be ruled out but pretty low-- it's been around longer than all the other Ssris & no major problems noted--most ons in our area okay it the pts I've followed were ok through their pregnancies ...Read more

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I have been on 100mcg of levothyroxine for 3 weeks now. Last few days I have been feeling anxious and seeing spots. When will i feel normal?

It depends: Were you recently started on levothyroxine or did you increase your dose? Generally, levothyroxine takes 4-6 weeks to have effects. If you are feeling anxious and seeing spots it would be best to call the physician who prescribed this medicine to receive further direction. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between anxiety induced chest pains and non anxiety induced pains?

How can I tell the difference between anxiety induced chest pains and non anxiety induced pains?

Chest Pain: Chest pain is one of the most common anxiety symptoms that cause further anxiety and perpetuation of anxiety. At 27, it is highly unlikely that your chest pain is anything other than muscle spasm from your anxiety. However a doc can confirm that. Cardiac chest pain (angina) rarely lasts more than 10 minutes. It is pressure-like, can radiate to arm/throat and usually associated with exertion. ...Read more

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